The following is copied from an Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General, Court Services Division Directive and may be of interest.
An amendment to Rule 1.06 of the Rules of Civil Procedure, which removes RCP forms from the Rules and incorporates them by reference to a website, comes into effect on July 1, 2006. This change, made by O. Reg.77/06, moves the forms from the body of the Rules to the following public website: http://www.ontariocourtforms.on.ca. The forms will no longer be published on the “e-laws” website. The regulation also includes a new Table of Forms that gives the Form Number, Form Title and Date of Form.
Each form is now available on this public website as a separate document in HTML and/or Microsoft Word. The format of these forms is not in compliance with Rule 4 that governs the format of court documents. It is a party’s responsibility to ensure that any form they file complies with the Rules of Civil Procedure, e.g. Rule 4.01 (formatting).
An added identifier appears at the end of each form and comprises two elements: A form code, e.g., RCP-E 4A, and a version date, e.g. November 1, 2005. At present, the civil forms share a common version date since they were incorporated by reference at the same time. In future, the version date of a form will depend on the date it is either amended, replaced by a new form, or added.
No changes were made to the substance of the forms. There are no new or amended forms.
Thanks kindly to Diane Rooke, Reference Librarian at the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General Law Library for passing along this information and giving permission to re-post it here.